I have (and love) both of these prints in quilting cotton and thought they would make fun baby quilts. In reality I am not a huge fan of the black print for this, mostly because it came out of the wash pretty faded. But I do love the tan print.
I am sure that we will use both of them lots though since they are wonderfully soft, lightweight (perfect for San Diego), and stretchy.
The knit fabrics are 58" wide and since I had ordered 1 yard of each of them, I trimmed them down to about 45" to make 36" x 45" blankets. That left me enough leftover to use for binding, but I decided to use Robert Kaufman black jersey for the tan blanket since the black Grammercy print had faded so much.
Now that I have made three (and have fabric to make a couple more) I am hoping to make these for baby shower gifts in the future. But before I start producing them en masse, I would like to improve my skills a little.
Despite sewing extra slow and pinning carefully, I still ended up with a couple skipped stitches and the binding on the back is far from perfect (this was one of the better sections).
I would love to compile a list of tips for making these blankets. Do you have any tips for sewing with knits? Or making knit binding? I have ordered a couple different things to try (another kind of needle and a different thread) and will be trying those on my next blanket, but I would love any additional tips. Thanks in advance!